Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Down at the Ranch

You may notice by the lack of posts that it's getting harder to post. I can't do it while Milo is awake becuase he wants up in my lap when I am on the computer. I can't type when I pick him up and I can't leave him on the floor without listening to him scream and throw himself on the floor. So it's better just to avoid the computer at all while he is awake.

One of the things we did this Christmas, that I hadn't got the chance to post about, was go to the ranch museum here and see their Christmas thing. They lined the walk way with hundreds of light bags and all the different ranch houses were decorated in a manner that was appropriate to the time that it was built and had actors inside doing things that they would have done at the time. It was so cold and Milo was WAY tired but it was a cool thing to get to see none the less.

All bundled up and ready to go.

The crew.
I love Milo's WTF look! Can you tell he's tired?
He did NOT like Santa.
Every time he would get his hands out from under the blanket...
...his surrogate big sister L would come and tuck him back in. I thought it was really cute but he may not have.
I thought it was really neat having the actors in the houses doing period things.

I don't know how "period" those plastic checkers are, but whatever. LOL!



I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We certainly did! We did Christmas with Chris' family on Christmas eve, which was fun, but unfortunately I forgot my camera so I don't have any pics of the event. We did our little family Christmas at home on Christmas morning. I LOVED going and getting baby boy out of his crib and taking him in to see his presents. We didn't wrap any thing because I hadn't done it before we opened presents with the in-laws the day before and I discovered there that Milo has no interest yet in tearing off wrapping paper so we decided we would save ourselves the trouble and not wrap his gifts. We got him a Pound Puppy that looks similar to Bailey, a set of big Legos and a push car. We had Christmas with my family on Saturday at my parents house. I did remember to bring my camera for that one but I didn't' realize the batteries were about to die until after I got there.

Milo LOVES his car! At first he just walked up to it and checked stuff out but wouldn't get in it.
Daddy got him in though and after that he didn't want to get out!
He checked out all the features of the car just like you would do to a real car you were thinking about buying. It must be an innate boy thing!
Mommy's little speedster
He loved to honk the horn! We would say "Beep Beep Milo!" and he would push it!
"This is fun!"
Checking out the cup holder
He loved his puppy too, he kept cuddling it and it didn't take him long to figure out that the nose was a great place to bite. I hope he doesn't try to do that to the real Bailey!
The trunk is a great place to store his puppy
"Let's go Daddy!!!"
"Beep , Beep!"
He would get out the the car to play with his other presents so we brought them to him to check out while he sat in it.
Obviously Legos go in the cup holder.
"hmmmm...good legos..."
Checking out a toy he got from his Nanny and Papa
He would drop toys over the side of the car and then get us to get them for him so he wouldn't have to get out.
He got a Tickle Me Cookie Monster at his Nanny and Papa's and he is TERRIFIED of the thing. It makes my heart break and makes me laugh all at the same time when it goes off and he gets frightened and starts whimpering and clamoring to get up in my lap. I tried it again a couple of days later to see if it was just the newness that scared him but he's still scared. I will put it away and try it again when he's a little older.
I made blueberry muffins and Milo helped me out by playing with a potato masher and a cup cake wrapper.
Lest you think Bailey was for gotten, he got a bone from his Nanny and Papa as well!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Should Vs. Rather

I find as my day goes by that there are lots of things I "should" be doing. But I also find that I would rather being doing many other things. For instance,

I "should" be cleaning up after hurricane Milo,

I would rather be watching the hurricane in motion.

I "should" be doing the mountain of laundry I have in my laundry room,

I would rather watch my baby explore his world. (Those are my shoes he is carrying, he took them into the laundry room to throw them on the floor, over and over again, because he likes the sound it made.)

I "should" pick up the sock monkey slippers that got drug out into the hall way,

I would rather watch him try them on.

Who wouldn't rather spend their time with the sweet mug than doing nasty old house work!


Monday, December 15, 2008

The R Family

I took pics and made a card of my good friends the R family as well! (I've been a busy girl)

Here are a few of theirs you can see the whole set HERE.


The Other C Family

Earlier in the week I got to take pics of another C family. Normally I am very prepared but Milo had absconded with my battery charger and I didn't discover it until about an hour before I was supposed to be there so I only had half a battery left with which to get the shots I needed. Thankfully they just wanted a few pics for Christmas cards so I got it done in about 15 mins. then my battery pooped out on me. The father was quite pleased it didn't take that long. LOL! I never did find the battery charger so I had to get a new one.

Here are a few of their pics.

I also got to do their Christmas card!